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Sep 4, 2010 6:15pm EDT
the economic development. if north korea disturbed to the peaceful environment in the region and with other countries, china would have economic development may be disturbed. i think he welcomed kim jong- il's reason to visit. -- recent visit. if north korea provoked another thing like cheonan, what would be -- how would join the treat -- thea treat -- bilateralization between china and north korea, how would that be affected? thank you. >> me? [laughter] >> john park. >> thank you for a question. -- for your question. it would depend on how another provocation occurred. if it were ambiguous, china would react similarly. if it were clear-cut that it were north korea, that would put china in a difficult position. i would say it really depends on the circumstance. when north korea conducted the first nuclear test, and wrote the un security dons a wreck -- council resolution. >> yes, sir. here on the end of the row. >> thank you. i'm with the executive intelligence review. i wonder if any of you take seriously the objections from some chinese, some russians, and some south korean academics and
Sep 4, 2010 2:00pm EDT
administration increased sanctions against north korea and froze assets of individuals and organizations a link to its nuclear program. a discussion on the future of north korea, hosted by the marine corps university. it is two hours and 20 minutes. >> we welcome all of you very much to our center to discuss a strategic challenges on the korean peninsula. our thanks to general miller and the university for coming and setting the stafe for this -- the stage for this. mr. ambassador we are grateful for your help. >> the timing is perfect. no matter when we decide to do a discussion on korea, it seems that international conditions are there that may get as relevant as it has ever been -- make it as relevant as it has ever been. we are marking the 60 years after the korean war. we were in a state of armistice. it should not come as any surprise to you bet, with the treaty obligations we have with the countries on the western pacific, there is a misstep on the peninsula, amid speculation over a pile of rocks -- a calculation over a pile of rocks. and the command relationship peace would be in very -
Sep 8, 2010 1:00pm EDT
of north korea. coming up saturday, it is the mark of the ninth anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. we will be live featuring aviation officials who will recount that day from 2001. >> at long last, the united states of america joins every other industrial nation in the world that says health care is our right, not a privilege. senators and congressmen have been holding town hall meetings, and we have been covering them. watch them in our video library. it is all searchable, and free, on your computer, any time. the c-span and networks. we provide coverage of pop -- of politics, and nonfiction literature. find our contact anytime through our video library. we take our -- we take c-span on the road with our digital boss and local content vehicle. it was created by cable, provided as a public service. now, the veterans affairs secretary speaking to the american legion the and milwaukee. he will be speaking about agent orange, and golf-war related illnesses. >> thank you for your leadership. the legion has been well served. i know secretary gates has just spoken and departed.
Sep 3, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, north korea's military threats is not as minor as many experts have said. i think there is also -- [unintelligible] this cheonan incident that happened this year, i think it is a demonstration of the difficulties on the korean peninsula, despite the worldwide attempt to change this. it is not the cold war, on the caribbean peninsula at least -- korean peninsula at least. let me focus on this. from the beginning, i think there were many different publications about president obama's policies. in regards to the korean peninsula, i think president obama's policies have been quite good. they have a north korean policy in the south korean policy. at the same time, the administration in united states have pursued a policy through tough diplomacy, which i might describe as a very prudent in its approach to north korea. this is a very recent recession that demonstrates the u.s. is very strong in its reaction to the cheonan incident. they joined at the very beginning in the rescue operations, and also, [unintelligible] -- the were in strong support of the u.s. administration. this is the
Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm PDT
and social agencies. >> all right. >> thank you. in north korea, the youngest son of leader kim jong il has been given two more top post in the communist party establishment. he is being groomed to succeed his father. this is the latest sign. >> at the working party conference, appearing on was a wash with banner sold in the reelection of kim jong-il as party leader. north koreans gathered at information points across the capitol to see the new phase of the communist regime. following its administrative reshuffle. >> the party meeting was a historic event, and the korean people highly acclaimed our respective general kim jong il as jindal secretary of the working party of korea. >> these photographs are the only images to have emerged from wednesday's gatherings. were the country's leader, kim jong il, chose to elevate his youngest son into a senior leadership role. as newscasters announced the promotion, it was the first time his name had been officially mentioned in north korea. [speaking korean] >> little is known about the crown prince, who is around 27 years old. longstanding focus of
Sep 3, 2010 7:00pm PDT
of the infection. >>> naval forces from south korea and the united states will start their second round of joint exercises off the korean peninsula next week and at the same time china is also planning a drill of its own in an apparent show of defiance. south korean defense ministry officials said on friday the five-day anti-submarine drills will start on sunday west of the korean peninsula in the yellow sea where a south korean war ship sank in march. south korea's government has blame the incident on a north korea torpedo attack. south korea's joint chiefs of staff say it sends a clear message of deterrence to north korea's leaders. the maneuvs are will involve about 1,700 u.s. and south korean sailors. south korea will send four ships and a submarine to take part in the drills, while the u.s. is sending a ship and submarine. china's government announced its military plans to stage live ammunition exercises in the yellow sea from wednesday to saturday next week. but in an apparent effort to allay china's fears, the u.s. will not send a nuclear powered aircraft carrier to participate in this we
Sep 26, 2010 6:30am PDT
>> today on christian world news. refugees at risk. women who flee north korea for china are often sold into the sex trade. how christian ministries are fighting on their balf. and these young men aren't robbers, they are shoe shine boys. story behind their shame and ministry helping them take off the mask. plus the training camp helping long-term missionaries go to distance. north korean refugees sold into the sex trade in china. hello, everyone i am wendy griffith. human rights groups are testifying on capitol hill and protesting outside chinese embassy. north rean refugees living in their country. members of the human rights commissi hosted a hearing on the topic. they heard firsthand the horrors of women sold into the sex trade. it would allow the united states to place economic sanctions on the country. >> 90 percent of the women who flee north korea fall victims to traffickers and chinese government doenothing about it. it is the chinese government's ruthless policy of repay trioting that makes them so vulnerable. >> hopefly when president obama meets with the leaders, partic
Sep 29, 2010 12:30am PDT
." >> celebrations in north korea as the leader's youngest son and a transfer the power looks to getting under its way. breaking with the past. britain's leader said the iraq war never should have happened. >> i think we were wrong to go to war. >> america has drown a line and so much we. >> welcome to bbc news. the former prime minister of iceland is to go under investigation for his role in had the crisis. >> it appears a transition of power may take place in korea. king jong-un was made deputy chairman of the national defense committee. >> it's russia at the main rail station. handleds of delegates heading for the party convention. many were on the empty boulevards. party propaganda speaks about a happier tomorrow, and >> national unity. that's what all this is about. trying to stabilize north korea's economics. state television announced the rise of the dynasties. his main qualification for being heir apparent. his aunt has been made general even more family control over the country. her husband is thought to be the real power behind the thrown. governing north korea is a family business. it
Sep 11, 2010 7:00am EDT
korea. potential change in leadership in the near future. we'll have that discussion. host: our current guest with the heritage foundation. before that, you were with the cia. guest: i was the deputy division chief for the korean analysis. host: what is important to note about the workers' party in korea? guest: this is the first time they've had one of these conferences in 40 years. clearly, it's important. they may formally announce kim's son as the next leader or it may be more subtle than that. host: mainly how? guest: the last several years or decades, the military has presumed a dominant role. the national defense is really the first part of the government. now what they may be doing is trying to bring a greater importance to the worker's party to perhaps level out the playing field. host: what do we know about korea's leader? guest: there's a mad investigation trying to find out. host: some reports say we don't even know his age guest: that's right. they have changed his birth date. they will make him a year older so that during the important 2012 year, his 30th birthday will lin
Sep 10, 2010 9:00pm PDT
importance. china's military buildup, north korea, taiwan, and climate change, are now all on the agenda. >> china wants to avoid real security crises. on the other hand, also, i think, it does aspire to be a great power in a very full way. >> how will dialogue between the u.s. and china shape the coming decade? next, on great decisions. >> in a democracy, agreement is not essential, but participation is. join us as we discuss today's most critical global issues. join us as we discuss today's most critical global issues. join us for great decisions. [instrumental music] >> great decisions is produced by the foreign policy association, inspiring americans to learn more about the world. funding for great decisions is provided by the carnegie corporation of new york, the starr foundation, shell international and the european commission. great decisions is produced in association with the university of delaware. >> and now from our studios, here is ralph begleiter. >> welcome to great decisions, i'm ralph begleiter. joining us to discuss u.s./china relations and the rise of china's military,
Sep 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
of north korea's reclusive leader is promoted to general. give peace talks and a chance. the palestinian response to israeli resumption of building on the occupied west bank. and it hugo chavez makes parliamentary gains that could make the president next five years difficult indeed. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- ♪ the world's biggest energy producer meets the world's fastest growing energy market. russia and china signed an oil and gas field. and the hills could soon be alive with the sound of skiing. this picturesque spot in georgia is on people's minds. hello. on the face of it, it is just an official announcement of a military appointment, but in north korea, very little is routine, and the latest news from state media looks significant. kim jong il -- kim jong-un has been given the rank of military general. this is one of the a few photographs of him. he is thought to be in his 20's. in any seat strong signs he is about to be anointed -- many see strong signs he is a
Sep 10, 2010 7:00pm PDT
obligation in many u.s. states, south korea and hong kong. >> thanks very much. >>> nhk reporter. >>> a japanese bank that mainly lends to filed for bankruptcy on friday. the failure will lead to the first implementation of a law that caps government guarantees on deposit paybacks. the ceiling is set at just below $120,000 for each deposit holder. >> the incubator bank of japan is now in the process of liquidation. debts are expected to exceed assets more than $2 billion. loans that cannot be paid back by borrowers weighed down on the bank's finances. the former chairman was arrested in july for allegedly obstructing an audit by the financial authorities. the investigation lead to a complete review of the bank's books, and resulted in the discovery of its huge debt. the cap on the deposit guarantees went into effect five years ago, but so far no cases of paybacks have occurred. incue banker bank customers will become some of the first ones to lose principal and interest if they exeed the limit. to prepare for refunds the bank will operate at 16 of its branches on monday. >>> let'
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm PDT
, south korea and taiwan are among those who engage in tuna fishing in the pacific. roll nets, which capture large volumes of tuna, have been blamed for the drastic population drop. the petition came one day before an international conference opens in fukuoka, western japan, to discuss ways to manage tuna resources in public. japan and south korea will participate in the conference. >>> the he of the business community in western japan has called on the government to take additional steps to counter the yen's 15-year high against the u.s. dollar. the chairman of the kansai economic federation, hiroshi shimozuma made the appeal when he met the economy and trade minister masayuki naoshima in tokyo on monday. shim o sum ma said businesses in the kansai region maintained strong exports and imports until july but they have been severely affected by the sharp rise of the yen. the region comprises six prefectures including osaka and kyoto. he said more companies will have to transfer operations overseas if the yen gets stronger. he added that the government appears to lack a sense of crisis
Sep 28, 2010 7:00pm PDT
korea's state-run media say that kim jong il's third son, kim jong un, has been named vice chairman of the central military commission of the korean workers' party. the announcement suggests that kim jong un has officially been chosen as kim jong il's successor. the wednesday morning report says the decision was made at the conference of the workers' party and the general meeting of the central commission, the party's leadership body. no images of kim jong un have been made public so far. members of the party's central military commission lead the korean people's army. 19 people, including kim jong il, have been chosen as members of the commission. ♪ kim jong un, who was earlier given the title of four-star general, has been named vice chairman of the central military commission, a new post. 30 years ago, when kim jong il first appeared in public as the successor to his father, kim il song, he was also chosen as a member of the central military commission. kim jong il's younger sister, kim kyong hui, has been named as a member of the politburo and her husband jang song thaek has b
Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm PDT
'm catherine kobayashi. north korea's state-run media say kim jong-il's third son kim jong un has been named vice chairman of the korean worker's party. the announcement suggests kim jong un has officially been chosen as kim jong-il's successor. the wednesday morning report says the decision was made at the conference of the workers party in a general meeting of the central commission, the party's leadership body. no images have been made public so far. members of the party's central military commission lead the korean people's army. 19 people, including kim jong-il have been chosen as members of the commission. kim jong un who was earlier given the title of four star general has been named vice chairman of the central military commission, a new post. 30 years ago when kim jong-il first appeared in public as the successor to his father, he was also chosen as a member of the central military commission. jim jiang ill's younger sister kim kyong hui has been named a member of the politic bureau and her husband jang song thaek is a candidate for a polit bureau post. they are expected to act as k
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm EDT
across the planet, invading every aspect of life. in countries like south korea, going online seems to have become a necessity. >> [speaking korean] >> usually, i go online as soon as i wake up. on average, i use the internet for about 6 hours a day. >> in a unique experiment, the bbc has removed internet access from 2 families for a week, in this the most wired nation on earth. >> in other parts of the world, the digital superhighway still hasn't reached its destination. how many people here actually know what the internet is? [indistinct chattering] >> internet? anybody? now, though, we're going to be providing internet access to this village in northern nigeria. so, what happens when we turn the internet on here? >> and off here? [indistinct chattering] >> it's not exactly the information superhighway. [bleating] welcome to the village of gitata, 2 1/2 hours north of the nigerian capital abuja. what strikes you as you arrive in gitata is the fact that it seems so disconnected from even the rest of the country. it's not part of the national electricity grid, so most of the people
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
korea. therefore, the conclusion is that north korea and torpedo -- a north korean torpedoed destroyed the shift. . the third claim has no evidence. the only thing that remained is j.i.g. conclusion without facts. that is a fact. >> thanks. let's open the floor to questions. if you will raise your hands before speaking i would appreciate it. tell us your name and any ebullitions you might have. please wait. we have microphones coming around to you. >> thank you. i am mike billington. i do not know if you went to the conference in quantico last week, but at that conference are raise the exact question you have drawn, the elite of the chinese and russians and others that the evidence is an adequate. the response from different generals as we do not need no stinking evidence. [laughter] look at the provocations, it isn't their character, therefore we have to accept this is true. you did not mention the issue, which has concerned me about this, which is why in this area of very high south korean and u.s. and nato anti-submarine warfare facilities and sonar equipment and so forth there appe
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm PDT
korea has released the crew members of a south korean fishing boat captured for alleged illegal fishing one month ago. the boat was handed over at the sea boundary between north and south korea on tuesday and arrived at the port of sokcho later in the day. the three south korean and four chinese fishing workers were brought safely to the port. the captain said they were able to return home thanks to the support of the south korean people. north korea says they were freed on humanitarian grounds. but after the announcement of the release, the north requested rice aid from south korea to help north koreans hit by floods last month. political analysts say that more south koreans may urge their government to give food aid following the release of the fishing crew. south korea maintains that it will not supply rice, saying they cannot be sure the aid will actually reach the affected people. >>> inaustraa, primeinisr julia guillard is now certain to stay in power. two independent lawmakers announced her to stay in the party enabling her to follow the inconclusive general election last month.
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm PDT
worldwide. >>> north korea is celebrating the 62nd anniversary of its founding on thursday. it appears to be preparing for the succession of its leader, kim jong-il. military and korean workers parties officials met on wednesday in pyongyang. prime minister choe yong rim stressed the significance of the party's first conference in 44 years scheduled to open this month. kim was absent from the meeting. choe was quoted as saying the entire nation is taking part in efforts to hold the upcoming conference. a new lineup of top party officials is expected to be announced at the conference to facilitate the succession. kim's youngest son, kim jong-un, is seen as the most likely candidate to succeed his father. attention is focused on whether he will be given a top executive post at the meeting. north korea's state-run media have reported that regional representatives are arriving in pyongyang to take part in the conference, but they haven't reported the exact start date. >>> the mmander of the u.s. pacific fleet says he is wary of north korea's moves toward the eventual transfer of power from
Sep 27, 2010 2:30pm PDT
-- an official announcement of a military appointment. but in north korea, very little is routine. the latest news from the state media looks prescient -- kim jong-un, the son of north korea's ailing dictator has been given rank of general just as the stalinist state is about to hold a ruling convention of its workers' party. the first in nearly 30 years. many see strong signs that kim jong-il is about to appoint his successor. >> from the trains pulling into an immaculate central station to the choreographed uniformity of the arriving party delegates, it is clear that something is going on. these are pictures that north korea's authoritarian rulers want the world to see -- a city being readied for a very significant event in the. the last time the major party gathering was held was in 1980, 30 years ago. that meeting saw kim jong-il appointed to the highest ranks of the party, appointing him to his father's choice as successor. after 16 years in charge, he is frail, elderly and unwell. speculation is mounting that he is about to pull off the same trick by -- dramatically unveiling his third
Sep 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
glimpse inside north korea in a rare day that may see the handover of power. british spies coming in from the cold? mi6 publishes its early history. wherever you are in the world, your country is being afflicted by an epidemic that is keeping pace with it the great game of the population the cost of taking care of -- keeping pace with a great gareying of the population. care of those the dementia will be $600 billion across the globe. >> it cannot be done cheaply in the financial pressure is expected to increase. today's report sums up the financial impact of dementia of around the world. the global cost of the year it is estimated to be over $600 billion. the report points out that it is much higher than the revenue of wal-mart and costs are predicted to almost double by 2030. >> the numbers of people with dementia are increasing worldwide, the largest is hitting middle income countries. we estimate to 35.5 million people with dementia, in 20 years it will be 65 million, 15 million people worldwide. >> india it is pinpointed in the report as a country that is likely to see a sharp rise i
Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
's what we do. >> ifill: and margaret warner speaks to two analysts about north korea's latest succession drama. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: on the surface, today's housing news looked pretty good. it came from a closely watched report on property values known as the case-shiller index. the survey found home prices rose in july for the fourth straht month. in all, a dozen cities out of 20 reported gains, while seven were down. one was unchanged. but that was partly because home sales were boosted by a federal tax credit that has since expired. president obama addressed the housing issue today. speaking in albuquerque, new mexico, he urged potential buyers to be prudent. >> if you want a house, you have to save for a while. you have to wait until you have 20% down. you should go for a mortgage that you know you can afford. you've got... there shouldn't be
Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm PDT
korean cars on the road. >> europe could sign a huge trade deal with south korea as soon as next monday, this despite a hold up from italy, on fears that it will hurt the country's automobile industry. european union officials expect to fine-tune the deal this weekend to ease italy's worries. it would wipe out millions in duties between the eu and south korea. >> resistance to the agreement is coming primarily from italy's car industry, which fears that south korea could easily flood the market and overwhelm local carmakers. but the italians are isolated, and the e.u. is certain they will come on board. >> the commission is saying we are confident this will not be agreed today, but it is the biggest single free-trade agreement the european union has concluded with any country anywhere and they're desperate to get it done and they think will be signed by all 27 countries in october at a special summit in brussels. >> companies are looking forward to a major boost from the free- trade agreement. one study says european exports to south korea could rise by as much as 73%, to 45 billion eur
Sep 15, 2010 7:00pm PDT
they plan to arrest a trader on suspicion of illegally exporting pianos to north korea in defiance of u.n. anti-nuclear sanctions. police say they have obtained an arrest warrant for the president of hiroshima-based trading house saprider trading on suspicion of illegally shipping 22 pianos from a port in kobe to north korea via dalian, china in 2008. pianos are on a no shipping list as part of the u.n. sanctions imposed on north korea following its nuclear test in 2006. the list includes luxury goods as well as machines alterable to weapons of mass destruction. in june of last year the japanese government imposed a unilateral sanction against the north by banning the shipment of all the items on the u.n. list. police say the company allegedly shipped pianos after the government made such exports illegal. they say they will arrest the trader on thursday after gathering enough evidence during a search on the company in april. >>> north korea has not yet confirmed the opening of a historic meeting of its ruling workers' party despite an earlier announcement that the event would be held. t
Sep 16, 2010 7:00pm PDT
korea acknowledged it had abducted japanese nationals. however, a sense of disappointment lingers among relatives of the abductees. on september 17th, 2002 north korean leader kim jong il held a summit meeting in pyongyang with japan's then prime minister june ciro koizumi. at the meeting the north acknowledged the abductions for the first time. five abductees returned to japan in 2002, but 12 others remain unaccounted for. relatives of those abducted and their supporters have held anniversary rallies every year since then to appeal for the return of their loved ones. but no events are scheduled on this year's anniversary. shigeru and sakie yokota say they're not in good health and will stay home today. their daughter, megumi, was abducted in 1977, when she was only 13. >>> this coming saturday, afghanistan will hold its second parliamentary elections since the fall of the taliban in the u.s.-led war that began in october 2001. however, concerns are growing whether the balloting can be done safely as the taliban has stepped up sabotage activities in many parts of the country. >> people
Sep 21, 2010 2:30pm PDT
in delhi will happen. and north korea on points and new leader. there is speculation kim jong-il will name his youngest son his successor. and allegations of money laundering at the vatican. ed welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- dementia, the epidemic, costing the world $600 billion and no cure in sight. and back on display. some iraqi architects after the 2003 war. hello to you. the indian government once the commonwealth games to highlight the country's many strengths. but many fear the games have become an embarrassment. within two weeks, 71,000 athletes and officials are due in delhi. there are already complaints of filthy accommodation and safety concerns with the collapse of a footbridge injuring 23. our correspondent is there. >> dreams of glory are turning into a nightmare. every deadline has been mixed. the worst monsoon in 30 years has left floods and an outbreak of fever. the latest worry is -- the accommodations for the athletes. once teams began arriving, it became c
Sep 28, 2010 12:30am PDT
." >> the minute in the family -- the son of north korea's leader becomes an army general. is he being groomed to take power? the u.s. tries to salvage peace talks as israel and its partial freeze in settlement belt -- on settlement building in the occupied territory. president java's claims victory in the the venezuelan election -- chavez claims victory in the venezuelan election. we're coming to you on pbs america and coming up later, coping with the floods. nigeria -- rising water has forced people from millions -- forced millions from their homes. we will have the latest on the plight of the chilean miners. north korea has announced that the third son of its leader kim jong-il has been appointed as the force -- as a four-star general. many believe that the party is preparing to anoint thee a man named kim jong-un as his father's eventual successor. from the south korean capital of seoul, here is one of our correspondence. >> from the trains pulling into an immaculate pyongyang central station to the choreographed uniformity of the arriving delegates, it is clear that something is going on.
Sep 21, 2010 12:30am PDT
, "bbc world news." >> north korea's ruling elite announced it will consider future leadership. the un secretary general warns leaders not to blame the economic downturn for missing targets on attacking poverty. the millennium development goals making a difference to the poorest? president obama acknowledges many feel the effects of the global financial crisis. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later, and glanced players threatened legal action over pakistan's match fixing allegations. -- england's players threatened legal action. >> the ruling party in north korea announced a crucial conference on its leadership for next tuesday. the meeting is expected to put the third son of kim jong-il in line for succession. he believed to have suffered a stroke two years ago. i asked how much was known about kim jong il's successor. >> truth be told, very little. we are not even sure how old he is. he is thought to be 26-years old, so he is very inexperienced. we know a few brief details. he is reported to have spent some time studying at a private school in switzerland. beyond that, very li
Sep 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
one is chosen -- north korea's leader in waiting unveiled at the ruling party conference. >> you think that delhi is ready? >> only days ago the gold medalist takes a tax up to see if delhi is prepared for the commonwealth games to prepared -- takes a tuck to see if the commonwealth games are prepared to begin. >> it is for 30 p.m. in delhi where the government is taking the extraordinary security measures on the landmark court ruling on the religious site. it carries such button to four division and violence. three judges must decide whether it belongs to hindus or to muslims. thousands died in 1992 when a mosque was torn down by a hindu extremist. caroline reports on the case that will test the capacity of india to separate politics from religion. >> this is a big day for india, and authorities are taking a chances. they are terrified that the verdict could spark a new round of violence. nearly 200,000 police have been deployed. text messaging has been blocked to prevent inside of two everyone from politicians to celebrities have appealed for calm. the dispute over the holy city has
Sep 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
of localized effect. it was only after the date of fourth quarter gdp data countries like japan, south korea, divided kingdom, start to be reported in 2009 -- united kingdom, start to be reported in 2009, that they were declining at a more rapid pace that we were. despite the fact that we were in uncharted territory, the economics team was painfully aware the economy was facing a terrible downturn and that we were far -- fast approaching the edge of the cliffs. at a meeting in december, i began by saying the economy is very weak and deteriorating fast. the weekend before the meeting, memo laying said they meeent a out the groundwork for a larger stimulus package. while some have been stimulating at $500 in dollars or less, we urge to grow it substantially because of the severity of the downturn. just as the recession was unprecedented in post-war american history, so was the policy response. the american recovery and reinvestment act was passed last than one month after the inauguration. the legislation was large, well diversified, temporarily, and fast acting. many would have led to seen a
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Sep 28, 2010 3:00pm EDT
is happening? >>reporter: not really. nothing for certain when it comes to north korea but it seems now that it is highly likely his son will take over as leader when his father dies. given kim chong-il's sickness, that could be very soon. so, what will north korea look like under kim the younger? not a lot different according to our experts. >> he is chubby and ruthless as his dad. he got the dictator gene and if he takes over you do not see much change? he is a mini me dictator. >> beyond that there is very little we know about the young man in his late 20's who may soon have his finger on north korea's nuclear button. >> we know he went to private school in switzerland until he was 15. he went there una false name posing as the son of the driver of the north korean embassy. and reportedly he idolizes michael jordan and he is into roller blading, skateboarding, and basketball and snow boarding, skiing. he likes good food, obviously, from the pictures we have seen of him. but the one thing, the important thing about him is that he is not ready to take over from his dad. remember, the f
Sep 29, 2010 11:00pm PDT
for nuclear nonproliferation, okay? china worries about north korea's nuclear weapon development. china worries about what's happening in iran. but i think in the aim of the united states and china, they're the same. no nuclear proliferation. the means of achieving it is different. >> rose: how would they do that? >> let me say about north korea. in north korea china takes a view that there shouldn't be hostility between twos have of the korean peninsula. and secondly korea peninsula should be free of nuclear weapons. china feel it is best way to achieve this is to bring north korea into the world at large. in my view if north korea follows the path of reform and opening up like what china has done it will eventually be persuaded. it's china's view. >> rose: china's about the only government that has any real dialogue with north korea. >> that's right. so there is a difference of approach right there. america wanting to go for sanctions and this and that. china says look, let's work with them, try to find a way out of this. now, with iran it's the same thing that many sanctions have bee
Sep 28, 2010 2:30pm PDT
-il to hand power to his youngest son. john simpson filed this report from neighboring south korea appeared . >> it's rush hour. hundreds of delegates are heading for the party convention. hundreds of others were bused all along the boulevards. propaganda speaks about a happier tomorrow, which would not be difficult, and of course, about national unity, because that is what all this is about -- trying to stabilize and north korea's unpredictable politics by uniting the military with the communist party under the control of kim jong-il and his own strange clan. state television announced a rise of the dynasty's third generation. kim jong-un has been made a general. there are very few pictures of him. e was educated in switzerland and must, therefore, understand the west. husband is said to be the real power behind the throne. governor in north korea is a family business. it started in 1945 with the founding of the state by "the great leader." in 1994, kim jong-il took over. he is called "the dear leader." now his son, kim jong-un, will take the soap opera into a third generation. he is a kno
Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
to take over for his father. i correspondent filed this report from neighboring south korea. >> hundreds of delegates in largely identical suits headed to the party convention. hundreds of others passed along the vast, empty boulevard. propaganda, as i have your tomorrow, which would not be difficult. -- promised a happier tomorrow, which would not be difficult. they tried to stabilize at north korea's unpredictable politics. >> state television announced the rise of the third generation. his youngest son in his mid-20s, has been made at general. his main qualification for being air apparent -- he was educated in switzerland, and therefore must understand the blast. -- the west. her husband is thought to be the real power behind the throne. covering north korea is a family business. it started in 1945 with the founding of the state by "the great leader," kim il-sung. kim jong-il is called "the der leader." and now his son will take the soap opera into a third generation. he is known officially as brilliant. grimm, poverty stricken -- this is his inheritance. we still cannot film it openl
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